Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lady in Pink Sweater

Lady in Pink Sweater Gazing at Toba Khedoori's 'Untitled Rooms'
11"X14"
Oil on Canvas

I'm hanging on to this one for awhile. I just love looking at it. And it's not even finished yet.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

When the Cows Come Home


When the Cows Come Home
6"X6"
Oil on Wood Panel
SOLD

Monday, January 26, 2009

Woman Imitates Art


Woman Imitates Art Imitates Woman
12"X12"
Oil on Canvas


Thursday, January 22, 2009

de Young Going

De Young Going
6"X8"
Oil on Wood Panel
SOLD

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Moo to You

Moo to You
6"X6"
Oil on Wood Panel

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Young and Old

Young and Old
8"X6"
Oil on Wood Panel


Monday, January 19, 2009

Moo


Moo
8"X8"
Oil on Wood Panel
For performing magic on household computers, Patrick gets right of first refusal this and subsequent cows until he finds one that says, "moo".

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cronkite Beach 3



Cronkite Beach 3
24"X18"
Oil on Canvas


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Contemplating Rothko Continues


Woman Contemplating Rothko
11"X14"
Oil on Canvas

Still grappling with the question of painting large or small. Yesterday my wise and generous artist friend, Henry Isaacs encouraged me to stay small with this series. "...you have a
subject now that is intimate, personal, and it begs a viewer to
approach the painting as a window, a glimpse into an overheard
conversation, or a moment in someone's life that was not neccessarily
supposed to be recorded. Stay small!" OK. Don't mind if I do. What a relief. More to come.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Still Lives


George and His Amazing Still Lives
6"X8"
Oil on Canvas
George Hellyer filled Mondavi Winery Gallery with years worth of still lives on Sunday. (They call them Still "Lifes" but I like calling them "lives" because they are so alive, living.) The show is up until March 12 at Mondavi in Oakville if you want to get inspired by what life at 87 can look like. No more whining from me about art and age.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Reading Rothko



Reading Rothko
24"X18"
Oil on Canvas


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Contemplating RothkO

Contemplating RothkO
12"X12"
Oil on Canvas

SOLD
Yesterday I went to SF Moma to see the Martin Puryear exhibit before it closes. It was Free Tuesday. The museum was packed with all kinds of people. Turns out photography is allowed in the permanent collection. I went crazy. So many favorite paintings. So many people milling around. Like cows in a field. Boats on the water. Dogs in the fog. Here is the first MOMA Museum Goer. I wanted to paint this image on a large canvas. Rothko cries out for large. But I didn't have the right size. So I went with 12"X12" which seemed rediculous but after seeing all the masters, I was desparate to start painting. No matter how I stockpile, I never have the size I want. Now I'm off to procure more canvas.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Museum Going at the Legion

Museum Going at the Legion
24"X18"
Oil on Canvas
SOLD


Monday, January 5, 2009

Wedding Day


Wedding Day
8"X8"
Oil on Wood Panel
This one's for The Sullies.